Good afternoon! Just got back from a weekend camping @ Edward Medard Park in Plan City, FL. I did not see any info about this park yet, so.... Booking You cannot reserve this park in advance. You must register when you arrive, and it is first come, first served. Although I initially was sad about that, I quickly realized we had an actual chance of camping on short notice (we decided to go this weekend on Wed last week) because it was not otherwise reserved. You cannot reserve online or over the phone. Check in was a breeze (mostly because our friends drove down early and booked it for us)! =) Pets are allowed, as long as they are leashed and well behaved. It is $24 a night Here is some more info from their website - http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/pacampsiterentalsrks/rentals/.cfm About the Park Edward Medard Park extends along 1,284 acres owned by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), where a water control structure and reservoir offer flood protection along the Alafia River. In 1972, under an agreement with the District, Hillsborough County developed this site as one of its largest and most popular regional parks. Although we didn't get to check it out, the park has a 700 acre reservoir that is opened to canoeing, boating and fishing! We did not get a chance to spend much time there, because we were using our camper as more of a hotel while we checked attended Hunahpu's Day @ Cigar City Brewery in Tampa. We are going to check out the canoeing next time for sure because it looks really awesome! Another awesome amenity - an 18 hole Frisbee (Disc) Golf Course! Here is some info about Disc Gold - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_golf but you basically play gold with a Frisbee and use the target as your "hole" The people playing looked like they were having a blast. Here is a pic of the goal/target. Definitely another thing on my to-do list! The park has 40 sites, some very large, some small, but all very nice. Again, they are first come, first served. You cannot book these online or over the phone. The Sites We were on site 35 and it was very large to what I am used to with Florida State Parks. If you are camping with a group, then it is the perfect site because site 34 and 35 have the same driveway. If you do not know your neighbors, then cross your fingers for nice people, because they are a little close. Most sites were not as close as ours was though. The sites are extremely shaded. We did not even have to put up our awning! =) I did not see too many sites in the direct sun. There are two loops, with 20 on each. Nice and small. Each site was equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. The only negative...the raccoon's are not scared to come right up to you (probably people feeding them). You can hear them rustling through the brush, and you have to scare them away by throwing something nearby them. They are not afraid of flashlights. They will DEFINITELY visit your campsite when you sleep, so make sure everything is put away. I left a gallon of spring water on the table, and they got into that...who knew!?!! Bathrooms Bathrooms were in the middle of each loop, almost right across the way from our site. The bathrooms are separated by gender, which two toilets and two showers for the ladies, and two for men. There were also handicap accessible bathrooms with a separate entrance with a private toilet, sink and shower. It seemed that using the handicap option was easier for most families. All sites were booked, but I did not have to wait in line to use the facilities at all. Very clean, but they ran out of toilet paper both days I was there. I have a porta potty in the camper that I use if the facilities are far, so I brought tp with me. I suggest you do the same.....just in case. Wrap Up Overall, I think this park is a great one! It is so beautiful, the pictures online do not do it justice. The park staff were really friendly, but honestly, we never really saw them. I heard of reviews that referred to them as very strict, but I am now surprised by that. I definitely want to go back and spend some time there to check out canoeing and disc golf. Besides some of the minor things, this is one of the best parks I have been too. IMPORTANT Alcohol is not allowed in the park. It seems that they do not really enforce it unless there is a complaint (not that we were really obvious about it).